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June 2020

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) remains a lifeline for people with disabilities during this crisis. At a time when millions of people are facing the possibility of coronavirus and devastating health care bills, protecting coverage of our nation’s most vulnerable is more important than ever.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults with disabilities are three times more likely to have chronic conditions, like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, that put them at higher risk for severe illness if they contract the coronavirus. Additionally, data has shown that people with intellectual disabilities are both contracting and dying from coronavirus at higher rates than people without disabilities..  Read more →


The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center will reopen its museum, planetarium, Science Store and the Countdown Café to the public on Wednesday, July 1. Summer hours will be Wednesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the end of August. Planetarium shows in the Discovery Center’s all-digital, immersive theater include: Take Flight! at 11:30 a.m., Dawn of the Space Age at 1 p.m. and Tonight’s Sky at 2:30 p.m.  Facility rentals for meetings, weddings and other events are also available beginning July 1. Read more →


Over the course of POC’s days of action we will highlight a different aspect of the ACA while making clear what’s at stake if the Trump administration is successful in their lawsuit to overturn the law. Protect Our Care’s days of action will include press events and paid digital content nationally as well as in 13 key states in the lead up to and after the Trump administration and Republicans’ filings in the case. We will also be teaming up with partner organizations to host events and collaborate on digital efforts throughout. Read more →


This June, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center welcomed interns Sarah Fleischman and Maria Skidmore to its Education Team to lead the Center’s 2020 Virtual STEM Summer Camps, which run from June 22 to August 7. The internship positions, supported by funding from the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium, provide an opportunity for college students in STEM fields to utilize their knowledge and skills by instructing children in earth and space sciences. Read more →


Weirs Beach, NH –The Winnipesaukee Flagship Corporation announced this week that the M/S Mount Washington will be cruising LakeWinnipesaukee again as a floating restaurant, beginning on June 20 for the first lunch cruise of the season. The first dinner cruise will kick off on June 27. Read more →


Looking for information on how to research the history of your house, care for your old cottage, community planning promotion and planning strategies, or fundraising tips for local historic sites and preservation projects? The N.H. Preservation Alliance invites owners and enthusiasts of old homes or barns as well as leaders of community preservation projects to participate in their virtual roundtable gatherings. Read more →


Nominations are now available for the New Hampshire Preservation Alliance’s Seven to Save. The program focuses attention and resources on significant historic properties in New Hampshire that are threatened by neglect, deterioration, insufficient funds, inappropriate development, and/or insensitive public policy. Nominations are due Friday September 11th, 2020, and the announcement will be in October, 2020. Read more →